A science writer since 1988, I have written for university newsletters, Web sites and magazines emphasizing both social and the hard sciences, newspapers and reference books. I am a member of the National Association of Science Writers and have written for:
- The Kauffman Foundation
- Mote Marine Laboratory
- The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Thyroid Association
- University of Maryland
- University of South Florida
- Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
- Nano Institute, University of Utah
Newspapers for which I've written include the Baltimore Sun, the St. Petersburg Times and the Stars and Stripes.
Publishers with whom I've contracted include Faulkner and Gray, Mosby, Science and It's Times (Gale Group), and Elseiver Science's webzine www.hmsbeagle.com.
I am experienced in writing on genomics, health care issues and policy, medical research, public health, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, marine science, engineering, physics, pharmacy, and the social sciences. I have also written Op-Eds.
My academic training is in anthropology (MA, The Catholic University of America, 1984, PhD studies American University 1988-90) and in Journalism Studies (MA, The University of South Florida, 1995). Trained as a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer, I am aware of the "culture" of institutions and organizations and am able to more fully - and in a more compelling way than most writers - develop context and capture the human element in a story.